Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa exited the team’s game Monday against the Seattle Mariners in the middle of an at-bat due to a jammed left thumb. The team announced he’ll be reevaluated Tuesday.
Correa immediately grabbed his left arm after swinging and missing at a pitch in the fourth inning and was removed after being looked at by the team’s athletic trainer. He was replaced by Marwin Gonzalez, who struck out to open the inning. Correa was 0-for-1 with a sacrifice fly off Mariners starters Ariel Miranda before leaving the game.
The 22-year-old shortstop has yet to have a stint on the disabled list since being called up to the majors in June 2015. He made his first career All-Star appearance this season, being selected to start for the American League, and was slashing .321/.402/.568 with 20 home runs to go with 66 RBIs entering Monday’s game.
Correa went into the contest leading Francisco Lindor and Corey Seager by six home runs for the most of major league shortstops. His 66 RBIs were also 18 more than any other shortstop.
Gonzalez and Alex Bregman serve as the other shortstops currently on the roster, though Bregman is the team’s everyday third baseman. Houston went into the game with a 16.5-game lead over the Mariners and Texas Rangers for first place in the American League West.
The Astros took Correa with the first overall pick of the 2012 MLB Draft. He’s slashed .287/.367/.498 through his first three major league seasons. He won the American League Rookie of the Year in 2015 and is two home runs from matching his career high, which he set that season.